Beal, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft, went to set a screen and somehow hurt his leg in the process. He tried to get up but struggled to move, and he had to be carried off the court by teammates.
It looked like Beal may have bumped knees, which is often extremely painful. Coach Randy Wittman apparently indicated after the game that that is what happened.
This tweet is from Wizards reporter Michael Lee:
Bradley Beal needed crutches as he walked down hallway. Coach Randy Wittman said he bumped his left knee, had precautionary X-ray #wizards
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) December 28, 2013
The Wizards later said Beal’s X-ray was negative. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Saturday.
Beal had 14 points in 26 minutes in the 120-98 loss. Russell Westbrook and Al Horford had bad injury news revealed on Friday. Hopefully Beal’s name won’t be added to the list.
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